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LapBandŽ: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
The Newest and Safest Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure
by the FDA in 2001, LapBandŽ Surgery is the safest and least invasive bariatric
surgery for weight-loss patients. The LapBandŽ is a small, inflatable belt placed
around the upper portion of the patient's stomach that functions to restrict
the amount of food consumed, slow the emptying of food from the stomach, and
provide a constant sensation of being "full." Like our other weight-loss surgeries,
gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Operating
time is about 60 minutes and most patients are ready to leave the hospital within
12-18 hours after surgery.
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How LapBand Works
When in place, the LapBandŽ reduces the size of the stomach to between 15 and
30 ml (about 1 ounce) - less than the size of an egg. (A normal stomach has
a capacity of more than 1000 ml). Gastric banding stomach reduction surgery
functions by limiting the amount of food a patient can consume and delaying
the emptying of the stomach to create the sensation of constantly being "full".
Click here to download a very informative pamphlet
on LapBandŽ surgery.
Customized Weight-Loss Surgery
the only weight-loss procedure that gives doctors the option of adjusting the
amount of restriction, LapBandŽ surgery allows each patient to benefit from
customized weight-loss treatment. Surgeons adjust the LapBandŽ by means of a
port embedded in the wall of the abdomen just below the skin. Gradually restricting
the amount of food an individual can consume, the adjustable LapBandŌ makes
for a safer recovery and healthier long-term weight-loss.
Post LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery Dietary Plan
As with all surgical weight-loss programs, it is imperative that LapBandŽ patients
adhere to a strict post-operative diet. For the first 18 months after surgery,
patients must restrict themselves to consuming less than 800 calories per day;
after 36 months, patients may consume no more than 1200 calories each day. In
addition, patients may not drink fluids with meals. Before surgery, you will
receive an extensive and detailed dietary guide to assist you in making appropriate
and healthy food choices.
Long-Term Results with LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery
On average, patients who undergo LapBandŽ surgery experience a 60% loss of
excess weight. We consider LapBandŽ surgery to be a surgical weight-loss option
most appropriate for patients with a BMI of less than 55 kg/M2.
Consider LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery
To gain a better understanding of your personal weight-loss needs, please use
our BMI Calculator to determine your current
Body Mass Index.
Learn more about Bariatric Surgery to understand the specific benefits of each
of our weight-loss surgeries. At The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM,
we perform a complete range of bariatric surgeries customized to meet your individual
* Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
* Duodenal Switch
* Vertical Gastrectomy/Gastroplasty
The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM employs state of the
art laparoscopic weight loss surgery techniques to ensue your health and well
being. Don't take risks with your self and your life. Many patients consider
undergoing their weight loss surgery procedure in Mexico before learning about
our facilities and pricing. Consider Hawaii the safe alternative to your LapBandŽ
procedure in Mexico.
If you are interested in pursuing a surgical weight-loss solution with The
Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM, please complete our Online
Registration Form. To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Cirangle,
please contact us via email or call